(CNN) — Actress Sandra Bullock has added a new member to her famous family.
After months of dodging rumors of a second child, the Oscar-winning actress has adopted Laila, a 3-year-old girl who was in foster care in Louisiana, Bullock told People magazine in this week’s issue.
“When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” Bullock told People. “The exact right children came to me at the exact right time.”
She described the intense pressure to protect Laila’s privacy until the adoption was finalized. “You feel it’s very much like witness protection,” she said.
Bullock adopted her son, Louis, now 5, five years ago. He’s also from Louisiana.
Photographer Bryan Randall, whom Bullock has been dating, took the pictures.
It’s been a banner year for Bullock, 51, whom People also named its most beautiful woman in April. She was 50 at the time of the April cover, the oldest woman to top the list.
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